29-06-2017: Open Doors for Universal Embedded Design
added by Erik van der Bij on 2017-07-03 14:14:31.664155
The article Open Doors for Universal Embedded Design in Embedded
Systems Engineering, written by Caroline Hayes, Senior Editor, reads:
Charged with finding cost-effective integration for multicore
platforms, the European Union’s (EU) Artemis EMC2 project finished at
the end of May this year. A further initiative with CERN could mean the
spirit of co-operation and the principles of open hardware herald an era
This collaboration is a new initiative. The PC/104 Consortium will
provide design-in examples of new and mature boards, with a reference
design, for others to use and create something new. Although the
Sundance board is the only [PC/104] product on the CERN Open Hardware
Repository, there will be more news in the summer, promises Christensen.
“My goal is to get five designs within the first year,” he says, and he
is actively working to promote to PC/104 Consortium members that there
is a place where they can download—and upload—reference designs which
Open Source Hardware (OSHW) follows the lead of Free and Open Source
Software (FOSS) and has similar goals: ensuring developers can share
their work without artificial hurdles, improving quality through peer
review, avoiding vendor lock-in and providing for a fair playground in
which projects can thrive and accommodate contributions without
compromising their long-term future. The talk will introduce OSHW and
then attempt to answer a number of questions:
•What are the perceived benefits and issues of OSHW, in general and in
the context of public research facilities?
•What is new with respect to FOSS?
•What makes OSHW projects succeed or fail?
The talk will use real examples of OSHW projects throughout, and will
conclude with some thoughts about what the future holds in this domain.
The 11th International Workshop Personal Computers and Particle
Accelerator Controls 2016 (PCaPAC) will be held by LNLS, in Campinas,
Brazil. PCaPAC traditionally focuses on low-cost control systems using
PC technology for control & data acquisition systems and emerging
25-06-2015: Work at CERN as electronics engineer?
added by Erik van der Bij on 2015-06-25 15:38:13.593924
Electronics engineering at its best in a challenging, unusual context?
Are you interested in working for the biggest accelerator complex in the
world, taking responsibility for design, development and support of the
hardware and HDL code of the control systems?
Would you like to play a key role in the planning and coordination of
hardware manufacturing, in collaboration with industry?
Then, join the Hardware and Timing Section of CERN's Controls Group at
CERN. Take Part!
Yes indeed, this is the place where the origin of https://www.ohwr.org
is, where the CERN Open Hardware Licence has been developed, and where
many successful Open Hardware designs have been designed.
Give it a try to start working with us!
added by Erik van der Bij on 2015-06-08 17:39:00.523841
"Accélération de l’innovation et partage des savoirs grâce à l’open
hardware"* is the title of the speech that Javier Serrano, co-author of
the CERN Open Hardware License and creator of the Open Hardware
Repository will give on 12 June at the Open Business Lunch in
*: "Accelerating innovation and knowledge sharing with open hardware"
24-03-15: OH at CERN
added by Erik van der Bij on 2015-03-24 12:08:38.204877
CERN is actively making its knowledge and technology available
for the benefit of society and does so through a variety of different
mechanisms. Open hardware has in recent years established itself as
a very effective way for CERN to make electronics designs and in
printed circuit board layouts, accessible to anyone, while also
facilitating collaboration and design re-use. It is creating an impact
many levels, from companies producing and selling products based on
hardware designed at CERN, to new projects being released under the
CERN Open Hardware Licence.
04-12-14: From Do-It-Yourself To Do-It-Together
added by Erik van der Bij on 2014-12-04 10:48:48.540836
"From Do-It-Yourself To Do-It-Together" is the title of the speech
co-author of the CERN Open Hardware License and creator of the Open
Hardware Repository will give at
While based on the presentation made at the Accelerator conference
ICALEPCS, it has been expanded by the interesting sections "Experience
with industry" and "Why does it seem to work?" that may be
interesting to anyone who want to make the most out of Open Hardware.
31-01-2013: 100 projects on ohwr!
added by Erik van der Bij on 2013-01-31 14:20:30.860807
We have done some manual counting of statistics on the Open Hardware
added by Erik van der Bij on 2012-06-27 17:51:33.757455
CERN's President of Council writes in his
in the CERN Annual
"The launch of the Open Hardware Initiative follows other ‘open
innovations’, such as the famous example of the web and open access in
In addition, the section Making an
of CERN's Annual Report reads:
"In 2009, in the spirit of open science, electronics designers working
in experimental-physics laboratories set up the Open Hardware
Repository. The aim — to exchange knowledge across a wide community. Now
the hardware design for more than 40 projects can be shared using the
CERN Open Hardware Licence, published in 2011. The licence manages
intellectual property by governing the use, copying, modification and
distribution of hardware design documentation, and the manufacture and
distribution of products."
22-05-2012: Brazil and China join ohwr.org
added by Erik van der Bij on 2012-05-22 10:48:55.170796
ohwr.org started with projects designed in Europe and soon it was
followed by the RHINO
project run in
South Africa. Now also projects from
China are hosted on the
25-04-2012: Is open hardware creating a more open world?
added by Erik van der Bij on 2012-04-27 14:17:03.422135
The article Is open hardware creating a more open
in iSGTW describes extensively OHWR, White Rabbit, RHINO, a commercial
partner active on OHWR and many other aspects of Open Hardware projects.
iSGTW is an international weekly online
publication that covers distributed computing and the research it
23-01-2012: Creotech produces 4 CERN OHR designs
added by Erik van der Bij on 2012-01-23 16:12:38.406444
The Polish company Creotech, that was already involved in the design of
the SPEC PCIexpress FMC carrier, has decided to commercialise three Open
Hardware designs that were initiated by CERN:
ADC 100M 14b 4cha,
DEL 1ns 4cha and
the FMC DIO 5ch TTL
The same company has also created modified versions of the CERN's SPEC
board for dedicated applications of its clients. These designs will soon
be published on the ohr site as Open Hardware designs.
13-01-2012: Journal of Instrumentation published OH article
added by Erik van der Bij on 2012-01-13 10:51:16.634719
CEO LinkedIn: "I keep a close eye on Open Source Hardware"
added by Erik van der Bij on 2011-09-20 09:39:08.167509
In an interview with Le Figaro, when the final question is asked: "From
where do you see the next big technological turning point?", Reid
Hoffman, CEO of LinkedIn answers: "I keep a close eye on the domain of
open source hardware".
08-07-2011: CERN releases Open Hardware License v1.1
added by Javier Serrano on 2011-07-08 08:55:08.686135
"Four months after launching the alpha version, CERN has today issued
version 1.1 of the Open Hardware Licence (OHL), a legal framework to
facilitate knowledge exchange across the electronic design community."
Open Hardware workshop to happen in October
added by Javier Serrano on 2011-07-08 08:52:42.171729
We are preparing an Open Hardware workshop to discuss legal aspects,
commercial models, tools and designs. More info
07-06-2011: OHR in CERN Courier
added by Erik van der Bij on 2011-06-07 14:43:38.561304
The CERN Courier, aka the International Journal of High-Energy Physics
has a full article titled Hardware joins the open
movement describing the
Open Hardware Repository, the CERN Open Hardware Licence and the White
Rabbit timing protocol.